Passive and active optical systems

The Samtec optical group designs and supports micro optical engines, active optical assemblies, and high density ganged passive optical panel solutions.

The passive optical system features a patch cable with MTP end options and a single or double port adaptor with keying options for proper alignment.

Samtec Optical Systems


PCIEA – PCIE® AOC assembly adaptor card PCIEO series - PCIE® AOC assembly Passive optical systems
  • Low profile PCIe® I/O adaptor card
  • Supports Gen 1 (2.5 GT/s) and Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) data rates
  • Use with Samtec’s PCIe® active optical cable (PCIEO series) or traditional copper cables
  • Enables spread-spectrum clocking support
  • Auxiliary sideband signal support
  • iPass™ form factor (iPass™ is a trademark of Molex Incorporated.)
  • Gen 3 speed up to 100 meters
  • Lightweight 3 mm diameter cable
  • Supports PCIe® auxiliary signalling (CPWRON, CPERST#, CPRSNT#, CWAKE#)
  • Male or female MTP optical connector termination available
  • Backwards compatible
  • Form factors x4 and x8 standard (including x4 to x8 adaptors)
  • MTP male or female end options
  • 12 or 24 fibres
  • 3, 10 and 100 meter standard cable lengths
  • 3.00 mm round jacketed cable
  • Single or double port adaptor
  • Keying options for proper alignment
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